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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for a team, department or division 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15219  Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for a team, department or division 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This is a Unit Standard intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be (second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, and may have more than one team reporting to them.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Developing a strategy for the department/division
  • Developing action plans for the department/division
  • Implementing action plans
  • Reviewing action plans. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people learning towards this Unit Standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4
  • Computer Literacy at NQF level 4
  • The Unit standard entitled, "Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of a business strategy in managing a small business or a business unit" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Analysis of the organisation strategic plan includes external appraisal, internal appraisal, corporate culture appraisal and past performance appraisal
  • Stakeholders could include team members, senior management, other departments, and customers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a strategy for the department/division/section. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The strategic plan of the organisation is analysed with a view to aligning the operations of the section/department with it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The mission statement of the section/division/department reflects the mission statement and strategic plan of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Objectives are clear and reflect the mission statement for the department/division/section. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Departmental/divisional/sectional objectives contribute to the achievement of the strategic plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Stakeholders are involved on the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop action plans for the department/division/section. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The action plans are in accordance with the strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The action plans are complete and include provision for contingencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The action plans are documented to show tasks, responsibilities, timeframes, performance measures and resource needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Existing organisational tools for implementing strategy are included in plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Stakeholders are involved in the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement action plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Strategy and action plans are communicated to the team, department or division. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Implementation matches specified action plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Implementation makes optimum use of available resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Review action plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Reviews are conducted of the implementation against departmental/divisional/sectional objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Results are communicated to stakeholders throughout the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Amendments are made to plans if necessary to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of department/division/section. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as an assessor with the Services SETA ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sector in which the learner is employed and which has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services SETA ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Components of strategy
  • Models for developing strategy
  • Techniques for identifying strengths and weaknesses e.g. SWOT analysis
  • Approaches and tools for strategy implementation e.g. Balanced Scorecard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve relating to the implementation of the strategy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in gathering inputs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities in developing and implementing action plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information concerning the organisational strategic plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to stakeholders throughout the process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology for recording all plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems and how the department/divisional strategy effects the organisational strategy and vice versa. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61594   National Certificate: Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-02  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  57631   National Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  48888   National Diploma: Hiring Operations Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  SERVICES 
    Core  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  48784   National Diploma: Translation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  CHE 
    Fundamental  60070   National Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  49448   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Fundamental  49060   National Degree: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  EWSETA 
    Elective  48962   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics (M&AL)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65030   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Development Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49121   National Certificate: Interactive Media  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49123   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-18  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49337   National Certificate: Multi-National Safety and Security Operations Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  66189   National Certificate: Quality Management Systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  61489   National Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  57450   National Diploma: Automotive Diagnostics and Repair  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59256   National Diploma: Flight Dispatch  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    6. Afro Enterprize Network 
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    14. Boston Media House (Pty) Ltd 
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    17. Chartall Business College 
    18. Chere Consulting 
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    20. Class Skills Development Consultancy 
    21. Clean Heat Academy 
    22. CONNEMARA CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    23. CREATIVE ARTS COLLEGE 
    24. CSG Skills Institute 
    25. CTU Training Solutions 
    26. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
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    103. Sakhisisizwe Projects 
    104. Seonyatseng Learning Institute 
    105. Sigamkwane Consulting 
    106. Skills Development Professionals Pty Ltd 
    107. Skills Junction 
    108. South African Business and Tec 
    109. Stellenbosch Graduate Institute 
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    130. WARRANT OFFICER ACADEMY 
    131. Whitestone College 
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